Sacha Baron Cohen is the latest star linked to a remake of 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty'.

The comedy actor - most famed for his comedic alter egos including Austrian fashion designer Bruno and Kazakhstan reporter Borat - will reportedly take on the title role in the comedy, which is based on Danny Kaye's 1947 film.

The project has been in development since 1994, when Jim Carrey was slated to play the lead, before he dropped out with Owen Wilson expected to take on the part and 'Austin Powers' actor Mike Myers most recently connected to the project.

The film - which, after originally being a Paramount project, is now with 20th Century Fox - is also in need of a director, after both Ron Howard and Steven Spielberg dropped out.

Peter Morgan is said to be writing the latest script, which sees Walter undertake a different occupation to the original film.

Where he was once a bumbling writer, he will now be transformed into a meek store manager with dreams of being a hero.